There's a saying out there about 'a journey starts with a single step'...or something like that, but I'm too tired to look it up.
Today was a day. A good day, a long day, a second-to-last-day before vacay day. Was pretty tired when I left work...mentally more than physically. And I wanted to go home in the worst way, but I've acquired two accountabilibuddies....buddies that I am accountable to for my actions. Instead of going straight home and collapsing, I went to the gym.
You see, I joined a gym on Saturday. I needed to do something, anything to get active and stay active. In addition to joining a gym, I asked my two roomies if they could hold me accountable to actually going to the gym. My goal is to go 5 days a week. For every day I DON'T go?? I owe each of them $5. So my potential fine for NOT going to the gym is $100 a week. That's steep! That's also good :-)
I wanted to raise the ante so to speak, and my roomies jumped at the chance to possibly profit from a weak moment I might have.
It's a start. And a step in the right direction. And to their absolute credit, they are not trying to tempt me to stay home and not work out - talk about great roomies!
My limited membership is from now until Nov 28, so here's to accountabilibuddies, getting & staying active & healthy, and (hopefully?) not giving my roommates any extra $ other than rent.